Sunday, January 10, 2010

working on my fitness

Sometimes I can be a bit of a snob. I'm partial to J.Crew cardigans, I will only buy Tropicana orange juice (with no pulp!), and lord knows I love my handbags. Wow, okay. This makes me sound pretty materialistic. I'm not though, I swear! There are tons of things that I refuse to spend a lot of money on (ie that I'm really cheap about) - manicures, makeup and especially my gym membership, to name a few. To be honest, I really only spend time at the gym in the colder months, when running outside is painful and dangerous because of the snow and ice. My gym (Gold's) is a nuts and bolts "dude gym". It's a good gym. The machines are fairly new, and it's never crowded to the point where I have to wait for a treadmill. So what if it's filled with creepy dudes who wear weight belts and grunt as though they're giving birth? It's 22 dollars a month and half a mile from my apartment, can you really complain about that?

Recently the Groupon deal was a thirty day pass for Boston Sports Club. I decided to spent the 40 dollars because they have awesome classes. And they give you towels when you walk in! And there are hair dryers in the locker room! And televisions on their treadmills! At my gym the tvs rotate between the sport of the season and ESPN. God forbid one man in there misses the pre-game for the pre-game show before the game. I've been to BSC three times so far and maaaan it's nice. First of all, they actually say HELLO to you when you walk into the gym. At my gym they barely acknowledge your existence and I always feel bad interrupting their personal conversations when I need something.

I have to say, the classes are great at Boston Sports Club. There's a great variety of times and types. I've gone to spinning, yoga, and Zumba. So why is it that I find myself missing Gold's gym? I miss my Zumba instructor and the dudes who prance around the gym with a gallon of water because their workout is just that difficult. The allure of the fancy gym is strong my friends, but after my thirty days is up, I think that I will happily go back to my cheap, sort of smelly gym.

"Here at Globo Gym, we understand that 'Ugliness' and 'Fatness' are genetic disorders, much like baldness or necrophilia, and it's only your fault if you don't hate yourself enough to do something about it." -White Goodman, Dodgeball


Monica said...

i used to be a member at gold's and you're dude gym, but when i upgraded to a fancy gym, like you i missed it and i had no idea why
at least you get to experience both side!

also: "ploot" was my captcha for this comment and i nearly spit out my tea

Unknown said...

there's something about my bare bones, sort of dirty gym that i just love. i can't help it..

haha ploot. best word ever!

Julia L. said...

It's like dating... sometimes you just need the pros to outweigh the cons even though there are plenty of each. I'm with you, I'm happy to be going back to Gold's but ... I will miss spinning... I think.

Unknown said...

jules it's totally like dating! BSC is the yuppie i-banker, and golds is the dude who works as a roofer or something.

i agree though, i will definitely miss spinning!